Hey Jocks, I’m building a table base very similar to this. My plan is to do a wedged mortise and tennon to connect the upright to the foot, but I’m unsure how to attach the bottom stretcher to the foot, as it will intersect where I’m planning the mortise and tennon. Any thoughts??
I just want to drop here a short video about how I sharpen my forstner bits. I hope it came useful for somebody. Please feel free to leave your feedback. Regards from Barcelona!
The legs are constructed by connecting the following using pocket hole joinery: Take your 1×3 cedar board cut to 38” and place 3 pocket holes into the piece and connect to the 1×4 cedar board also cut to 38” ... Thus creating a L form or 90 degree angle … Do this process 4 times to create 4 legs…. The Stretchers are assembled by firstly placing 2 pocket holes at each end of the 1×3 and screwing them flush to the legs… There are 4 stretchers a...
I decided to make a cooler box for my deck and I designed the whole project using examples from the web below are some of the design aspects that I designed on Sketchup.. Also is a shopping list for all materials and tools that I will be using in its construction: If you decide to make this cooler please take your own cooler measurements… As you know they are all very different, my cooler is a 48 quart cooler.. The cooler roughly cost me $100 for materials but I had to buy the K4 ...
For the marquetry I needed to figure out a few obstacles before starting the real marquetry for the top. This practice piece is 23” wide x 33” long, this ellipse is much smaller then the top at 60” x 80” The practice piece I simplified the design down to just one tree with the sky, grass, bank, sand, and water. So far it has taken me about three weeks to finally get to this stage and finishing the practice piece. Finding the right veneers and almost redrawi...
May 3, 2015 – What a roller coaster weekend of emotions; I walked out to the garage Saturday morning to continue the restoration of the Magna Jointer when I decided that my bench needed to be cleaned off in order to continue. While I was cleaning up my wife came out to the garage with a package that came in the mail; my rebuilt control sheave! I stopped what I was doing and started putting the headstock back together. A couple of youtube videos later I plugged it in, flipped the switch, and n...
I’m not going to do a blog of the entire build, but I thought the secret compartment was worthy of one. So here it is. Yes, I know it’s not secret anymore by posting this but this was more for fun and as a learning project than for hiding anything of value. I’ve been slowly working on two blanket chests of my own design since sometime in the Fall 2014. The idea was one was going to be for a blanket chest for the master bedroom and the other would be given to my son at ...
To get shelf in place between four turned legs is a challenge I’d not considered before, much less undertaken. Should the shelf have concave rounds at each corner to match profiles with the legs, with dowels to hold them in place? Or should the same setup have notches cut in the legs for additional holding power? The shelf will sag, being in the neighborhood of 50” long; is additional support needed? What can be done to mitigate sagging? All of this, and more, with the certain knowledge there...
Woodturners RetreatRon Campbell and the Grand River Woodturners Woodturners Retreat Yes a woodturners retreat. This retreat is designed to give you the woodturner, regardless of ability a chance to turn with a mentor. We have 10 mentors who are willing to teach you their specialty with a hands on class. Each class is 4 students and the mentor. We will provide lathes, chucks and some tools. Each class will have a list of tools that are needed for each class. We will also have off lat...
We had a beautiful weekend here in Nova Scotia. Finally we are seeing some warmer temperatures and are feeling the warmth of the sun. the grass is beginning to turn green again and the buds on the trees are finally, slowly emerging. Winter is definitely over. On Saturday Keith and I drove to Halifax. We had some errands to do and supplies to pick up, and I had someone look at my car to bid for some work that I need to have done on it. It is eleven years old now and while I have kept it i...
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